Summer Care: Preventing A Heat Stroke
The outbreak of summer has started impacting our daily lives. With the gruelling heat waves from the sun, it has become an unbearable atmosphere outside our homes which has constrained everyone of us to accept captivity of home walls.
Many people who frequently face exposure to such horrific heat waves of sun are at a big risk of getting through heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Let us understand both of these terms – heat exhaustion & heat stroke.
Heat exhaustion is a condition when your body produces excessive sweat, rapid pulse rate that turns to overheat of your body. The symptoms caused by the heat exhaustion include:
- Dizziness or faintness in extreme case
- Heavy sweating
- Skin turns cool/pale
- High or low pulse rate
- Cramps in muscles
Heat stroke is a result of prolong exposure to heat waves of sun or high temperature areas without any preventive measures. Heat stroke turns serious if your body temperature rises to 40 C (104 F).
Who are at higher risks?
- Elderly people
- Sportsmen or athletes
- Outdoor workers
Tips to prevent heat stroke
Here are some small actionable that for safeguarding you from the troubles caused by summer heat:
Water is the best remedy for summer heat. Increase your water intake with the increasing temperature to avoid any risk of heat stroke. Always keep a cold water bottle in your bag while travelling. It will keep you hydrated and keep your body-temperature maintained.
Avoid Afternoon Labour
Try to switch your physical activity or labour from mid day to either early morning or evening. During middays in summer heatwaves of sun remains at peak so any exertion at this time can be harmful.
An umbrella doesn’t only protect you from rain but also works as a precautionary measure in summers. The shade of umbrella can reduce the intensity of heat waves and gives you a pleasurable feeling.
Wearing sunglasses in summers is advisable as it protects your eyes from the harmful UV waves from the sun.
Loose Cotton Clothes
Loose cotton clothes are comfortable in summers as the air easily gets inside your body and keeps the temperature under the neath. People with breathing issues must always wear light cotton attires to avoid any hurdle.
Cool Shower before Bed Time
In this prickly heat summer, your body gets perspiration frequently which won’t let you sleep well. Taking a cool shower helps you sleep comfortably at night. It also helps you stay hygienic.